Oprah is not the only one to have favorite things! Click here often, as I am always adding new favorites! Here are some of mine (for now):
Favorite Places to Stay
In Montreal, Canada:
Hotel Le Saint Sulpice
Elegant all-suite hotel in Old Town Montreal with fireplaces and spa-like bathrooms. Did I mention European linens and maple toffees in the lobby? You may never leave your room!
In Urbana-Champaign, IL:
Akademika Bed and Breakfast
A sacred space in the Midwest. And the breakfasts are healthy -- including for vegetarians!
In San Francisco, CA:
A treat for any diva! Pampering at every turn in beautiful blue, yellow and chrome surroundings. After a day of shopping and sightseeing in San Francisco, this sexy boutique hotel is just the ticket for a diva's night IN!
Barrett Studio Architects
David Barrett is one of the most exciting eco-architects - and visionary human beings - I've ever worked with. Check out the website: Their buildings embody a spirit of development that really speak to the soul.
My sister friend from Benin, West Africa makes the most incredibly green bags that are as strong as they are absolutely beautiful! I've ordered Full Circle logo bags and several for my own trips to the local co-op!
Common Sense Farm
Not only is this an absolutely enchanting website, but the personal care products are incredible! Made with all natural ingredients, I am hooked on the Warm Mint vapor rub. I rub it on tired muscles and warm scents of eucalyptus, wintergreen, menthol, clove and nutmeg instantly clear any occasional chest and sinus congestion. I never leave home without it!
Incense created with human sensitivity vs. mass production. As stated in the 10 Virtues of Koh (available on their site)... "In the midst of busy affairs, it brings moments of peace..." I love Nokiba (moss garden) and burn it everyday. And the small sticks of "Joy" bring me plenty of it! "When there is little, still one is satisfied..."
Amazing! I put them in my lingerie drawer first. And then, the bath! Beautiful lather and a heavenly scent that lingers for days both in the bath room and on your skin!
Qi Botanical Tea (Canada), Ltd.
High tea will never be the same! Try the organic peppermint and an orange-vanilla black tea blend, Eros. Love it is!
Circles of Peace: Women for World Peace
Women from all over the world doing what women do best: Organizing and being the peace we wish to see in the world.